Razer Kishi Review Rundown
Razer Kishi is the next mobile phone gamepad from the gaming-focused company, following the aging Junglecat. The Kishi's pads use tension to attach to the phone and connect via USB-C, which removes the latency and lag of a Bluetooth connection. While your Kishi will automatically work on supported games, their list is still short.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kishi is a more substantial version of the company's Junglecat controller. The Kishi's pads use tension to attach to the phone and connect via USB-C. It's not a perfect emulation -- the controls are differently spaced from each other. But it's one of the most elegant, usable controllers for mobile gaming I've tried.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kishi is a physical controller that snaps around your phone. It provides the same buttons and sticks as a conventional dual analog gamepad. The controller is only compatible with Android phones, but the non-Xbox model is also available in a variant with a Lightning plug instead of USB-C.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Razer Kishi is the next mobile phone gamepad from the gaming-focused company, following the aging Junglecat. Android-compatible version of Kishi went on sale on June 9, 2020, with an iOS-compatible model set for release some time in mid-2020. The Razer Kishi consists of a left and right gamepad, but unlike many phone controllers that consist of two separate controller halves, the Kishi's halves are connected with elastic to a central retaining plate.
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
Razer's Kishi mobile controller is an $80 accessory made in partnership with Gamevice. It's a compact controller that splits in half, delegating an analog stick and D-pad to the left side. Other phones are supported, though it'll need to have Android 8 Oreo software.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Kishi turns your smartphone into a Nintendo Switch-like mobile gaming station. It works with the Razer Phone 2, Galaxy S20 Plus, Black Shark 3 and OnePlus 7T Pro. The device has been upgraded to feature a USB-C passthrough charging port. The thumbstick layout has been switched to mirror a traditional Xbox controller with the left input being on the top side and the right on the bottom.
- 1. ^ Razer Kishi review: A smooth play for mobile gaming. Cnet. 09 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox) Review. Pcmag. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ Razer Kishi review. Techradar. 09 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Razer’s Kishi turns your phone into a Nintendo Switch that can play Google Stadia . Theverge. 09 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ Razer Kishi Review. Trustedreviews. 09 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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